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Wednesday, July 28, 2010 • Posted July 27, 2010 10:00 PM


July 31, 1970

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lindeman are the proud parents of a baby boy, Keith Clark, weighing 8 pounds, 3 ounces.

Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Weeaks of Blanco.

Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lindeman of Johnson City.

Engagement Told

July 31, 1970

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Smith announce the engagement of their daughter, Linda, to Donald Pawkett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Waugh of Marble Falls.

Linda is a 1970 graduate of Blanco High School. Donald is in the Marines and is stationed at Camp Pendleton, California.

No wedding date has been set.

LBJ State Park Plans Opening

July 31, 1970

Citizens of Blanco, Fredericksburg, Johnson City and Stonewall are planning a joint celebration on August 29 to mark the 62nd birthday of former President Lyndon B. Johnson and the formal opening of LBJ State Park.

Actually, Johnson’s birthday is August 27 but for greater participation in the joint event, Saturday, August 29 was chosen.

Football Physicals August 4

July 31, 1980

Final physicals for Blanco Football, Monday, August 4 at 6:30 p.m. will be in the Hill Country Family Clinic.

Shoes and socks will be issued Wednesday, August 6 at 2:00 p.m. at the football field.

Predatory Animal Control Club Continues Work

July 31, 1970

Blanco County is badly infested with coyotes is indicated by the fact that in the past two years the government trapper has trapped close to 40 coyotes. In order to keep a government, the Blanco County Predatory Animal Control Club was formed to help finance the expenses of the trapper.

Land owners, sheep and goat raisers who have not paid their dues for 1970 should make their check payable to the Blanco County Predatory Control Club and send to secretary treasurer, J.C. Stewart, Sandy, Texas 78665.

The fee is based on one cent per acre.

President Harold Schroeter Celebrates 50th anniversary

July 31, 1980

Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Purgason of San Antonio, formerly of Henly, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 21.

Their son, Dub Purgason and daughter, Joyce Buckelew, honored them with a buffet party at Voight Recreation Center in San Antonio.

There were 102 guests present.

Moorhouse to graduate

July 31, 1980

Robert W. Moorhouse of Blanco is a candidate for summer quarter graduation, Friday, August 15th at Texas State Technical Institute-Waco Campus.

He has completed a skill development program in two-way radio servicing and is eligible to receive certificate of completion.

Moorhouse is the son of R.L Moorhouse of Box 96, Rt. 1.

He is a 1978 graduate of Blanco High School.

Llano Host Blanco Powder Shootoff

July 31, 1980

Llano will celebrate its first annual Black Powder Shootout and Wild Game Barbecue Cook-off August 9 – 10 at the city park.

Activities will include a dance, games, contests, sing-a-longs, arm wrestling and swimming.

A wide variety of food will be available.

Primitive and modern camping with plenty of water and firewood will also be on hand.

Grounds will open at noon Friday in the city park with the shootoff scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. Saturday. The cook-off will begin at noon Saturday with final judging at 9:00 p.m. Saturday.

The final shootoff will be at 10:00 a.m. Sunday.

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